Monday, July 13, 2009

A social butterfly

I think we need to start being around crowds of people all the time! I can stand social situations so much better with Olivia is tow. She's my accuse to plop down somewhere and not have to mingle. Josh has a habit of wandering and I hate following him everywhere, especially when I am around people I don't know. Yea, I'm not a very social person. Olivia is so good around people though. She must get that from Dad!

It was a weekend full of celebrations,catching up with old friends, enjoying good food, good drinks and good music. Everyone always says that Olivia is such a good baby and she really is! Whenever we are around people she doesn't make a peep. She's calm, cool and collected. As long as I can get away to feed her, we're in good shape.

Friday night Josh and I got dressed up for a night out at Hofbrauhaus. What a crazy place! I think it's the new Pittsburgh hotspot. Where else can you dance on benches and do shot-skis? I did one but not the other. I'll let you guess which one. It was a great adult night out though.

Saturday night was a wedding reception at the Heinz History Center downtown. I forgot how nice it was to wear a new dress. Josh kept saying how great I looked all night. It's amazing what styling your hair and a little make-up will do! Olivia got passed around and was a happy camper. She even took a nap during dinner time and I got to eat without having to dodge her grabby hands. Thank goodness for my wrap. She was quite the party animal and stayed out way past her bedtime. Didn't start fussing until about 12:00. Everyone loved her though. Quite the hit.

Sunday we had a housewarming party for friends that just bought a new house. It's so great to be able to be with friends as they celebrate new milestones in their lives. It's always a plus when we got somewhere that Olivia doesn't have to be held. She discovered the wonder of carpeting. She grabbed whole fistfuls while she was scooting around.

Unfortunately no pictures yet from the weekend. We'll have to deal with this one from the 4th of July!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Approaching 6 months

How it is possible that Oliva is almost 6 months already? It's just amazing how fast the time goes. Everybody said it would and I always said, I know it will. I'm trying to soak up every minute. So why am I surprised it went by so fast?

We are working on getting her crib trained. We've been working on it for about a week. It's hard to keep her in there, especially when she is up every 2 hours eating. Once 2:00 rolls around it's a challenge to stay awake enough to get her back to the crib. We are both half asleep at that point. Staying in bed is just so much easier! It doesn't help that Josh doesn't get home until after 2:30 and isn't in bed until after 4:00. Olivia gets her side of the bed, I get mine. It seems weird to say that this is a success, but we actually got her to cry her self asleep for her early evening nap. Josh said he was proud of me, but whew! it was hard!

Why didn't anyone tell me that making my own baby food would be so fun? Too bad my baby food motivation can't be carried over into the rest of the house.